TEXSOM was founded in 2005 on an idealistic vision to advance our industry and elevate standards in a constant quest for excellence. Today, it is one of the most lauded events in the world of wine and has growing relevance in other segments of the beverage industry as well.

Our focus remains education, camaraderie and excellence. TEXSOM holds its place worldwide as the only conference presented cooperatively by five main wine education and certification organizations: GuildSomm, SOMMFoundation, The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and the Society of Wine Educators.

TEXSOM is a conference created for the industry by the industry. We are fortunate to have such an enthusiastic collective of individuals and organizations contributing their time, talent and financial backing to ensure that the sommelier profession and beverage-service industry stay community-minded and cutting-edge. The conference’s reputation for quality is a testament to the enduring spirit of camaraderie and cooperation that fuels this event and sets it apart from others.